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AMCP Format 4.1 includes new sections describing the evidence needs of HCDMs for unapproved products nearing the end of the product development pipeline, as well as unapproved uses of existing products for which FDA approval is being sought.
The Biologics and Biosimilars Collective Intelligence Consortium (BBCIC) was established to address anticipated needs for post-marketed evidence generation for novel biologics, their corresponding biosimilars and other related products.
Where We Stand: AMCP supports off‐label use of FDA‐approved drugs when medically appropriate and necessary, but opposes government‐mandated coverage of specific pharmaceuticals, whether for FDA‐approved or off‐label uses.
Medicare Part B pharmaceutical spending has increased rapidly, more than doubling in 2006-2017. Yet, it is unclear whether this increase was driven by increased utilization or increased cost per claim.
More than 30% of Medicare beneficiaries and 40% of patients dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid use opioids. With an estimated 8%-12% of patients developing an opioid use disorder (OUD) after initiating opioids, opioid misuse is a significant public health challenge, especially among high-risk Medicare populations. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications for the treatment of OUD and to prevent relapse to opioid use. MAT is the most effective treatment for OUD. There are a variety of barriers to MAT therapy that may delay access to treatment.